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Maryland Injured Employee Workers Compensation Benefits

Important workers compensation benefit information for injured Maryland employees

Maryland Workers Compensation Medical Benefits -

  • Medical benefits for injured Maryland workers are paid without lenghth of time or cost limitations.

Who Chooses the Physician for Injured Workers in Maryland-

  • The injured Maryland workers makes the initial choice of doctor.

Maryland Workers Compensation Disability Benefits -

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $50 or the injured workers wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 100% of the state average weekly wage or $877.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Benefits are subject to offsets.
    • Note:
      • 2008-2009 state average weekly wage is: $906.
      • There is a three day waiting period after an injury before benefits begin. Compensation is retroactive and the first three days are paid for if the period of injury is more than 14 days. Note there is a special rule for firemen who receive compensation from the date of injury.
      • For Temporary Partial Disability 50% of the difference between the injured employees average weekly wage and his wage-earning capacity thereafter, but not to exceed 50% of the state average weekly wage of $453.

  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $50 or the injured workers wage if less.
    • Maximum weekly payment is 100% of the state average weekly wage or $906.
    • Maximum number of payments is no limit.
    • Benefits are subject to offsets.

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits:
    • Compensation is 66 2/3 percent of the injured workers wage.
    • Minimum weekly payment is $50 or the injured workers wage if less.
    • Note:
      • Maryland compensates off of a time-injury schedule as outlined below;
        • Effective January 1, 2009 for periods less than 75 weeks they pay at a 1/3 of the injured workers average weekly wage, capped at $130 per week or 14.3% or the state average weekly wage.
        • For periods equal to 75 weeks but less than 250 weeks they pay at a rate of 2/3 of the injured workers average weekly wage, capped at $302, which is 1/3 of the state average weekly wage.
        • For serious disability benefits they pay at 2/3 the injured workers average weekly wage, capped at $680, which is 75% of the state average weekly wage.


Maryland Workers Death/Dependency Benefits -

  • If wholly dependent, two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage not to exceed 100% of the State Average Weekly Wage or $906.00.
  • If partly dependent, two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage not to exceed two-thirds of the State Average Weekly Wage or $604.00.


Maryland Workers Compensation Attorney Fees -

  • Attorney fees are paid as outlined below:
    • For Permanent Partial Disability: 20% of the first 75 weeks of compensation 15% of compensation due.
    • For weeks 76-195 10% of compensation due.
    • For weeks 196+ Cap is 20 times state average weekly wage.

More specific workers compensation employee benefit information for this state can be found by following the link below. It will take you directly to the state web page containing employee's workers compensation rights and benefits:

http://www.wcc.state.md.us/



Important Notice Please Read: All information on this page is provided only as a reference. While we strive to mantain accurate information on this site please realize workers compensation laws are complicated and subject to change at any time. If you need help with a workers compensation problem or have a specific situation or question please contact our office. Otherwise please consult your states governing authority or an attorney in your state of residency for assistance.


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